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Driver door won't lock/unlock

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by adambs928, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Jul 10, 2020 at 9:30 PM
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    adambs928

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    I own a 2016 Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4 door. Recently I have had an issue where I cannot lock or unlock my driver door using either the key fob OR keyless entry. All other doors unlock except my driver door. Additionally my truck beeps 5 times consecutively when attempting to unlock the doors. I also noticed that when I put my truck into drive, the same issue occurs where all doors automatically lock except my driver door. Doing some brief research I have concluded that this might either be an issue with a fuse or more likely, the door lock actuator has gone bad. Has anybody else experienced this issue with a 3rd gen and how did you fix the problem.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2020 at 9:54 PM
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    Garrett75x

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    Wow this same problem just happened to me yesterday, driver door. Taking it in on Monday
     
  3. Jul 12, 2020 at 3:26 AM
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    Frankenstuff

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    Let us know . It’s probably the latch .
     
  4. Jul 12, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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    Op do you not get the locking beep as well? I get the 2 beeps for unlock but when I press lock no beep
     
  5. Jul 13, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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    Just got back from the dealership, They wanted $140 to diagnose the electrical.

    They found a bad door lock actuator. No surprise there.

    They want $660 parts and labor and they have to order the part.

    20,600 miles and 39 months I will just have to eat the cost.

    Not too happy about it but what can you do
     
  6. Aug 1, 2021 at 8:40 PM
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    Tegar23

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    I have a 2016 TRD sport and having the same issue…does anyone think this can be resolved at a regular shop instead of the dealership? I guess i can just unlock drivers door with the hidden key thing inside fob but seems like a pain long term
     
  7. Aug 1, 2021 at 8:43 PM
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    Garrett75x

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    I told my stereo/tint guy and he told me he could get an aftermarket one installed for under 200
    Try some independent shops first or be prepared to fork out the $$$ at the dealer
     
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  8. Aug 1, 2021 at 8:59 PM
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    Can’t hurt to ask! Thanks
     
  9. Aug 1, 2021 at 10:19 PM
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    I had this exact issue with my old 2016 4Runner. It is a common problem on lots of Toyotas. There is a little motor inside the door latch that had failed and needed to be replaced. Try manually locking one door at a time and then pressing the button. For example, I would manually lock the passenger front door and then hit the button on my fob and it would work. If I didn't manually lock that door first, the fob wouldn’t work and I wouldn’t hear a beep. Do one door at a time and if the fob works as normal, that is your failed latch. The latch as a whole is expensive, but the little motor inside is usually less than $10 bucks on Amazon or eBay. There are YouTube videos how to open the latch and replace the motor (this is the one I followed for opening the actuator)
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AbRTg7L5nsE The motor in my 4Runner (same in almost every Toyota) was listed on Amazon as:
    10mm Flat Shaft Central Door Lock Actuator Motor FC-280PC-22125 FLAT SHAFT, D Spindle, Power Locking Repair Engine
     
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  10. Aug 2, 2021 at 6:11 AM
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    I've placed a few power window motors in my time but never a lock actuator. I can't imaging it being any harder. Removing the door trim was always the most confusing.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2021 at 6:14 AM
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    Why not purchase the part yourself and have someone put it in if you can't do it yourself?
     
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    Depending on the door, lock actuators can suck. Usually inline with the strike plate on the door. One on my moms CTS sucked.
     
  13. Aug 2, 2021 at 11:59 AM
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    Toyota latch actuators are pretty painless once you get the panel off. The latch actuator itself doesn’t have to be adjusted at all, it’s a straight bolt in part.
     
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